Robert is a passionate and warm practitioner who has an extensive knowledge of integrative and functional natural medicine. He is down to earth and has an interest in organic foods, gardening and sustainable living. With almost a decade of experience, he is renowned for being very thorough by both fellow practitioners and patients alike. He has a clinical focus on working with fertility, IVF, pregnancy and women’s health related concerns. He strongly believes in the integration of natural and conventional medicine where required and has a good relationship with particular reproductive specialists, gynaecologists, and obstetricians in Melbourne.
He graduated from Victoria University with a Bachelor of Chinese Medicine, in both acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine, with the highest honours. He completed his clinical internship in Gynaecology at Shanghai’s famous Shu Guang Hospital, as well as Oncology, Internal Medicine, and Acupuncture departments. Robert is the recipient of the Victoria University Dean’s Scholar award for the faculty of health, science and engineering and the University Medal of Academic Excellence for academic achievements in Chinese Medicine. He was also awarded the Sun Ten award for Chinese Medicine in 2009. He was awarded the Highly Commended Award for ATMS Natural Medicine Practitioner of the Year Category 2019. He is registered with the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia (CMBA) and is a member of the Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association (AACMA). He is an active member of the Fertility Society of Australia (FSA).
Robert has gone on to complete further study in Traditional Japanese Acupuncture, Functional Medicine, Oncology Support and Natural Fertility & IVF support. Robert is the Clinical Director of Essendon Natural Health and leads a passionate team of natural medicine practitioners.